Program Management Advisor
Automotive and Surface Transportation
Ottawa - Ontario
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The Automotive and Surface Transportation portfolio (AST) has the mandate to advance product and process technologies for producing more fuel-efficient, affordable, and environmentally-responsible ground vehicles and to deliver engineering solutions to complex technology challenges facing surface transport industries, including heavy vehicles and rail.
The Program Management Advisor provides to Program Leaders support services in program governance to implement deploy and ensure effective management of the programs he/she supports. The incumbent provides a wide range of program and project management skills to help Program Leaders meet their operational objectives and thereby achieve the projected benefits of the programs. He/she must also foster partnerships between internal and external stakeholders and contribute to the general development, execution and coordination of the programs.
As a member of AST’s Project Management Support Office (PMSO), the Program Management Advisor contributes to defining and ensuring compliance with best program and project management practices.
The incumbent will participate in developing and implementing strategies for program governance, identifying and planning required program updates and preparing performance reports for the programs he/she supports. The Program Management Advisor provides professional advice and offers recommendations to Program Leaders to ensure that programs achieve their benefits and projects are delivered to partners in a satisfactory manner.
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:
Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering or in a discipline related to the activities of the AST portfolio.
A degree in business administration or in a project management program specializing in project management would be an asset.
Professional certification in project or program management, such as holding the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Program Management Professional (PgMP)® credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, would be an asset.
Significant experience of program/project management concepts and methodologies through recent and significant hands-on experience in program management and extensive experience in project management in the field of manufacturing or ground transportation, in an R&D environment, involving multi-disciplinary teams and multi-partner resources;
Significant and recent experience in managing the overall planning, scheduling and coordination of R&D programs and/or multiple, concurrent R&D projects;
Significant and recent experience in developing partnerships and maintaining effective working relationships between organizations;
Basic experience in contracts negotiation;
Basic and recent experience working within a PMO service delivery function would be an asset.
Condition of employment
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Solid knowledge of program and project management theory, principles, and practices and project management software tools;
Solid knowledge of program and project management’s best practices (such as the PMBOK® Guide) in industry;
Basic knowledge of the industry relevant to the manufacturing sector or ground transportation.
Communication (Level 3)
Teamwork (Level 3)
Client focus (Level 3)
Results orientation (Level 3)
Initiative (Level 2)
For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): | Management Services
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC's directives.
09/11/2017 (25 days)
Applications will be accepted until 23:59 Eastern Time
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